About the CWH Institute
Those involved with the Conversations Worth Having community or who are using the CWH tools know that the simple practices we bring to people change lives for the better, improve relationships, and make it possible to co-create our futures together. We can create a world that works for everyone, we simply have to change our conversations. And that is the long and short of the CWH Institute.
Our why, our true north
Unleash the inner potential of people to live more meaningful and successful lives and to participate in creating environments that work for all.
Conversation is the basic building block in the lives of every person and all organizations. What better place to begin.
What we do
We expand people’s awareness of the inherent potential of their words, empowering them to use their conversations to create productive and meaningful engagement. We do this by teaching and practicing tuning in plus two simple practices: generative questions and positive framing.
Connection and wellbeing
Belonging and healing
Learning and continuous growth
Reinvention of the way people work, live, and play together
Sustainable, equitable, and just systems that work for all
Everyone’s conversations inspire flourishing* for all people and across all living systems around the world.
*Flourishing: feeling good and functioning well, having a sense of peace, harmony, and joy. When someone is flourishing they experience positive emotions, positive interest, and engagement with the world around them, and meaning and purpose in their lives most of the time.
How we do our work
Collaborative Learning: We grow and evolve.
Conscious Action: We are intentional in our practice.
Two Simple Practices: We practice Appreciative Inquiry.
Respond and Adapt: We make CWH accessible.
Focus on Generative Outcomes: We co-create the future.
Foster Equitable Systems: We disrupt and reinvent social systems.
Our guide for action
Any individual or group in the CWH community can do anything they want, at any scale, and in any manner, so long as it aligns with our purpose, mission, and core values and advances our vision.
We invite you to join the CWH community and bring your joy, ideas, and passion to this important work.